Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> the new york yankees have a pay roll around $200 million. it doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs as long as you get there. the a's rangers at the coliseum. and this was an awesome night for all involved. maybe except the guys wearing blue. coco crisp, doubles to make it 3-2, athletics. they leave. they would not relinquish. it is 4-3. three outs away from glory. brent balfour, david murphy, also on three pitches. final chance for texas, mike napoli. and balfour blows it by him. the a's are going to the playoffs after the 4-3 win. and oh, yeah, they're still alive in the american league west. awesome stuff. >> nothing short of magic. we've been doing a great job of staying within ourselves this whole year. it starts from the top. from billy to bob. even the trainers. everybody believing in it from day one. the guys coming in and gelling, our chemistry with these young guys. it is like a youth movement. they give us energy as a veteran player as well. >> this is unbelievable. i just thought, i'm lost for words. it is unbelievable. have a great team. a great group of guys.